Speeds Reportedly Reached 110 MPH
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Kentucky State Police have reported that a high speed chase ended in a crash today on Louisville Road where one person was arrested.
According to KSP, a suspicious vehicle was parked at the Econo Lodge on Scottsville Road in Bowling Green where a trooper attempted to make contact with the occupants of the 2017 Ford F150 pickup. KSP said the truck fled at a high rate of speed onto Scottsville Road then went northbound on I-65 at Exit 22.
Police said the occupants began throwing stolen items out of the windows while reaching speeds of 110mph. The chase continued all the way to Exit 58 at Horse Cave where the truck exited and then re-entered, heading back south. KSP said that the truck exited at exit 28 where the driver, Jewel Williams (24) of Savannah, Georgia lost control of the vehicle, struck a light pole, and the vehicle overturned in the median near the Northgate Shopping Center.
KSP said that Williams exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot where he was apprehended shortly after. Williams and a passenger, Ann Rinck (48) of Canby, Oregon, were transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Rinck was admitted to the Medical Center while Williams was treated and released. Williams was later lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.
A second passenger, Charles Hawkins (26) of Pompano Beach, Florida, was initially transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green but later flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for a serious but non-life threatening injury.
The operator, Jewel Williams, was charged with three counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence, Receiving Stolen Property U/$500, four counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Police Officer, and several traffic related charges.
KSP was assisted by the Kentucky State Police Interdiction Team and the Warren County Sheriff's Office.